Common Ground
  • 18-Dec-2019 (EST)
  • Nursing
  • Pontiac, MI, USA
  • $28.56 to $32.64
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

All benefits eligible including medical, dental, vision, life, long and short-term disability. Generous paid leave structure

In a crisis intervention environment, provides crisis intervention and performs clinical screening/assessments of children and adults' mental health, substance use, developmental disabilities, and physical health needs. Provides crisis intervention as needed and determines the appropriate linkages to services within the CMH system. Triage findings with supervisor or other staff as directed by the supervisor. Participates in the treatment planning and ongoing care/ transition planning.

• Assess the presence of behavioral health conditions of children and adults in crisis.
• Assure collection of appropriate assessment and screening information, to include bio-psycho-social information, psychiatric and medication history, alcohol/drug information.
• Administer medication according to physician order.
• Evaluate laboratory results.
• Participate in collection of laboratory specimens/breathalyzer.
• Conduct health assessment.
• Monitor and evaluate people's response to medication.
• Determine eligibility for acute care and CMH services or provide relevant referrals to community resources.
• Assure adequate, timely and accurate documentation of case records.
• Work collaboratively with police, hospitals, group homes, all case management entities, and other providers in the community.
• Complete all required documents in each person's Electronic Medical Record prior to ending the shift.
• Perform other duties as assigned


• Licensed as a registered nurse in the state of Michigan
• 1+ year psychiatric nursing experience in crisis work and screening and assessment.
• Valid Drivers License and safe driving record

• Exhibits excellent customer services to individuals, other agencies, and the community.
• Knowledge of Community Mental Health System.
• Knowledge of nursing principles and techniques.
• Ability to assess symptoms and reactions to medications.
• Ability to recognize indications of medical emergencies and respond appropriately.
• Ability to work with a multi-disciplinary team.
• Ability to apply and integrate theory, knowledge, values and practices of social work, crisis intervention and substance use.
• Ability to relate to clients with a variety of age, sex, economic and educational/cultural backgrounds.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Proficiency in MS Office – Word, Excel, Outlook

• The work environment may subject staff to behavioral and medical problems that could be physically hazardous.
• Work in a clinical/crisis environment.
• Local travel may be required to screen individuals in the community.
• Adheres to Common Ground policy on confidentiality.

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